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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
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When we think about the future of our planet, it’s easy to focus on the problems. Today, we invite you to see the solutions. READ THE 2022 IMPACT REPORT Our global community has grown into a mighty force for our ocean. Across 165 countries, thousands of youth, entrepreneurs, mentors, and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at EarthAction
April - There have been positive developments in America’s efforts to meet national climate goals. Technological innovations have radically reduced the cost of producing renewable energy and we are turning from fossil fuels to renewables. The Inflation Reduction Act will funnel over $400 billion into subsidies to Americans to buy... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 2020 Action
Filing of petition and complaints at the regional office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera (NCIP-CAR) Dam-threatened Kalinga tribes along with advocates trooped to the regional office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples- Cordillera (NCIP-CAR) to petition the dams proposed along the Saltan river in Kalinga. Indigenous peoples... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2023 at EarthAction
March - The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is a legislatively-mandated review undertaken by each President that establishes U.S. nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture for the next five to ten years. In October 2022, President Biden made public the unclassified version of his NPR. Before becoming President, Joe Biden... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2023 at 2020 Action
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution late last night (Feb 23), calling for an end to the war and demanding Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine, in line with the UN Charter. Coming just hours before the war entered its second year, the resolution was adopted under the Uniting for Peace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2023 at EarthAction
Opportunities to do better in preventing war, securing peace and protecting the planet. As we approach February 24, the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with no end to the war in sight, it's important to not only push more resolutely for an end to the invasion, but to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2023 at EarthAction
February - In the US, individuals directly control roughly half of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the rest is under the control of industry, agriculture, and governments. The Paris Accords of 2015 adopted a goal of a rise in temperature of at most 1.5C (2.7 Fahrenheit), because we've all seen what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2023 at 2020 Action
Futures Forum and the UN Summit of the Future: Consultations on International Peace and Security Online consultation meetings: February 16 and 23, 2023 The United Nations General Assembly has decided to hold a Summit of the Future on 22-23 September 2024, preceded by a preparatory ministerial meeting at the United... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2023 at EarthAction
MANIFESTO OF UNITY: STAND WITH SARAH "BESTANG" DEKDEKEN! We, as peace-loving and rights-upholding people, express our support and solidarity for indigenous rights defender Sarah ‘Bestang’ Dekdeken as she faces continuous judicial harassment for her activism and work as the secretary-general of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance. Bestang was convicted of cyber... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2023 at EarthAction
January - Thousands of American high schoolers are being pushed into regular school-day Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (J.R.O.T.C.) programs across the country. The Pentagon budgets $300 million per year to pay faculty, buy equipment, and buy uniforms for these programs which are regarded as “critical to their military recruitment... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2023 at 2020 Action
H.E. Odo Tevi, Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the United Nations, delivering a video message about the ICJ Climate Crisis initiative to the Normandy Chair for Peace Summer School in Caen, France. The students debated a Model UN Resolution to Request an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2022 at EarthAction
December - This is the urgent call of a 10-year old girl from Ghana, speaking at the climate change conference COP27 in Egypt. She may live to experience catastrophic climate disasters if we continue to burn fossil fuels to heat our houses, get electricity, run our cars, and fly to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2022 at 2020 Action
Our new report, The Coldest Year Of The Rest Of Their Lives: Protecting Children From The Escalating Impacts Of Heatwaves, warns that urgent action is needed to increase funding for adaptation to protect children and vulnerable communities from worsening heatwaves and other climate shocks. The report can be found here.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2022 at EarthAction
November 2022 - Step by step, the world is heading ever deeper into the nuclear abyss. Nuclear missiles are getting faster, leaving less time for deciding how to respond to what may or not be a nuclear attack. North Korea has built up a formidable nuclear force, while there is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2022 at 2020 Action
September 2022 - Disinformation is a rampant and growing insidious enemy of evidence-based science and legislation, including progressive legislation on peace and the environment. Disinformation takes many forms: Creation of false impressions of public support Recommendations to users of misleading information sources Passing off counterfeit science as legitimate research Harassment... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2022 at 2020 Action
Dear Colleagues, As a concerned citizen of Belize, I am providing information about Vulcan Materials Company (attached), a multi-billion dollar aggregate mining company in the United States, and its purchase of White Ridge Farm in the Stann Creek District of Belize. Their intent is to blast, pulverize, and ship Sugar... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2022 at EarthAction
August 2022 - The devastating war in Ukraine is a constant reminder of how destructive conventional weapons are to human lives and psyches, animals, cities, and the environment. It is important to recognize that the existence of nuclear weapons in Russia but not in Ukraine is one of the reasons... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2022 at 2020 Action
Dear Friends of Choosing Earth, Our Summer Series starts this Wednesday with climate psychology and the following week with a workshop on deepening your contribution. We have added two more events to the series — Francis Weller on grief and initiation and Ladybird Morgan on lessons from the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at EarthAction
July 2022 - Clearly, federal, state, and local governments, along with industry have a huge job to do to increase their use of fossil-free electricity and to get themselves off all fossil fuels by 2050. But 2050 is coming to us regular folks also, and how do we get ourselves... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2022 at 2020 Action
June 2022 - When Russia invaded Ukraine, the US and Europe responded with military aid and sanctions, some of which bar European countries from sending money to Russia to buy its oil and natural gas. But many Europeans, especially Germans and Italians, are dependent on Russian fuels and face a... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2022 at 2020 Action
May 2022 - No Mow May is a tiny idea with huge consequences. The idea is simple, stow the lawnmower for the month of May and let the “weeds” come to bloom. Plants that we consider weeds are actually food that is essential for pollinators just coming out of hibernation.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at 2020 Action
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that Sir David Attenborough will receive the Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy for the protection of nature and its restoration. Sir David Attenborough’s career as a broadcaster, natural historian, author, and environmental advocate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at EarthAction
Media Advisory Chronic Land Degradation: UN to Publish Comprehensive Global Land Outlook 2 Report Wednesday, 27 April 2022 Contacts: Terry Collins, +1-416-878-8712 (m), Wagaki Wischnewski, +49-228-815-2820; +49-173-268-7593; A new report from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), to be released Wednesday, 27 April 2022, offers both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at EarthAction
April 2022 - The threat of nuclear war has risen considerably with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Immediately after launching the invasion, President Putin placed his nuclear forces on “high combat alert” and warned other countries that if they tried to stop him they would "face consequences that you have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at 2020 Action